The promising perspective of MRI in its cardiac applications demands a progressive involvement of both cardiologists and radiologists in this relatively unexplored field. To help in this respect, this atlas provides basic technical information on MRI, an introduction to the strategy of cardiac imaging by MRI and an extensively illustrated review of those entities which represent accepted indications of the technique in practice. A glossary of terms and selected references in each subject are included with the objective of improving its didactic nature.
Introduction. Glossary. I. Basics of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance and Normal Views. II. Ventricular Morphology and Function: Study of Cardiomyopathies. III. Acquired Diseases of the Aorta. IV. Study of Valvular Heart Disease. V. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Ischemic Heart Disease. VI. Cardiac and Paracardiac Masses. VII. Diseases of the Pericardium. VIII. Congenital Heart Disease. IX. Contrast Agents in Cardiac MRI.